What is a group? And, how large should a group be? Or, if groups show higher member retention rates, what causes this? In other words, what systems or principles do the work?
The following question is the focus of this book: What is known in the existing literature about group fitness in fitness clubs and group exercise factors, and what recommendations can be made for the modification and maintenance of group exercise behavior?
In this book, you will gain insight into the factors that positively influence group fitness participant numbers. Did you know this? Intrinsic motivation and satisfaction, group cohesion, and support from family and social contacts (think other participants from the group class in question) are important factors for successful maintenance of
group classes. This survey has shown that classes where there is multi-participant cohesion have a higher attendance ratio and fewer dropouts.It has also shown that busy group classes (33-46 participants) have higher (weekly) attendance compared to group classes where there are fewer participants on average in a class. Do you want to know what other factors influence group classes and retention? If so, this book is the right book for you. This book is written for business owners and managers who want to know more about group classes.